UK Lotto is your one-stop site for everything relating to UK Lotto games, which include the main UK Lotto draw as well as EuroMillions, Thunderball and Lotto Plus 5. As well as providing you with the very latest lottery results (within minutes of each draw taking place), UK Lotto provides all the information you need on how to play and even allows you to buy your lottery tickets online, safely and securely. As you would expect from a site with its finger on the button, the content here are UK Lotto is updated every day, so be sure to bookmark us now and check back regularly to avoid missing out!
- Game: Pick 6 from 49
- Draw: Wednesday and Saturday
- Jackpots: Around £4.5 million with rollovers max. 4 weeks
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- Game: Pick 5 from 50 & 2 stars from 11
- Draw: Tuesday & Friday
- Jackpots: Starts at €15 million, superdraws of €130,000,000+
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- Game: Pick 5 from 39 plus 1 Thunderball from 14
- Draw: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
- Jackpots: £500,000
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UK Lotto Tickets
The main UK Lotto game was launched in 1994 and has since created more than 2,100 millionaires and raised over £22 billion for good causes. Originally known simply as 'the National Lottery', the game was re-branded as the Lotto in 2002 and has continued operating under that name ever since.
The Lotto UK game itself is played every Wednesday and Saturday, and requires players to select six numbers from the range 1 to 49. Six main numbers are then drawn at random using one of several possible Lotto machines. Any player who matches all six of their selections with the six numbers drawn wins the Lotto Jackpot, beating odds of 1 in 13,983,816 in the process.
At one time, tickets for the UK Lotto could only be purchased from an official offline retailer, but the continued advancement of internet technology now allows players to purchase their tickets online and - if Lady Luck smiles upon them - to win from the comfort of their own homes!
The success of the UK Lotto has spawned a number of other official lottery games and scratchcards. Perhaps the most famous of these is the EuroMillions game which takes place every Tuesday and Friday in nine European countries and boasts a starting jackpot of €15 million.
Thunderball is a game that requires players to select five main numbers from the range 1 to 39 and one Thunderball from the range 1 to 14. The top prize is £500,000, and players only need to match the Thunderball itself to win the smallest consolation prize.
Lotto Plus 5 is a lottery game that can only be played in addition to the main Lotto draws. Entry costs £1 and for that you get your lottery numbers entered into the Lotto Plus 5 draw for five extra chances to win up to £250,000 every week.
Participating in Lotto UK games is as straightforward as you could hope for. Assuming that you are old enough to play, your main task is to select your numbers for the game you are interested in. When you have done that, you can buy your ticket(s) online and keep your fingers crossed that your numbers come up and win you a fortune at the same time.
If you would like to read detailed information about individual lotto games, including instructions on how to play and the odds of winning, click any of the links below: